CHANDLER, Arizona – This month, Banner Ocotillo Medical Center is celebrating its one-year anniversary of providing health care to the Chandler community amid the COVID pandemic.
Since opening on Nov. 2, 2020, Banner Ocotillo has had more than 15,000 Emergency Department visits, admitted more than 3,000 patients, performed more than 1,300 surgeries and birthed more than 600 babies – all while managing the pandemic. Banner Ocotillo also cared for more than 1,000 COVID-positive patients.
“Opening a hospital during a pandemic is not easy, but our team has stepped up time and time again to provide safe quality health care to those who need us,” said Laura Robertson, CEO of Banner Ocotillo. “It’s hard to put into words how proud I am to work alongside such professional and caring colleagues who always put the patient first, even during the most challenging times.”
Other stats from the first year of operation include:
• Using more than 50,000 disposable gowns since opening
• Using more than 1,500 disinfecting wipe canisters since opening
• Employing 344 staff members, as well as 601 physicians currently on staff
• Serving/delivering more than 26,000 patient meals through the Culinary department
The four-story, 240,000-square-foot hospital is located on the southeast corner of Alma School Road and the Loop 202/Santan Freeway. Opening with 124 patient beds, the hospital is designed to grow as community need and patient volumes increase.
Banner Ocotillo Medical Center provides comprehensive medical care to the Chandler community. The 124-bed hospital offers emergency care, intensive care, endoscopy, cardiac catheterization, imaging, surgical and women’s services. The hospital utilizes cutting-edge technology to improve safety and quality, including robotic surgeries, UV disinfecting lighting, and smart devices for all caregivers. Banner Ocotillo is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 30 hospitals in six states. For more information, visit bannerhealth.com/ocotillo.